Rembrandt Redux -mene, mene, tekel, upharsin translated literally as, “It has been counted and counted, weighed and divided.” The story of Belshazzar's Feast ignites artist's imaginations as it vividly illustrates a universal human drama repeating itself by moderns today. I used many flavors and brands of red paint to redux Rembrandt's painting as a story wrought with colorful emotional chaos. Warm and cool red pigments layered in thick and thin crescendos of rising and falling textures and transparent glazes creating a sprezzatura effect.
The Hand Writing on the Wall Oil on Linen 39x59 in.
Rembrandt Belshazzar's Feast Oil on canvas, 168 x 209 cm